NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for help in trying to find a suspect wanted in connection with two robberies in East Harlem.

The first incident took place on Oct. 2 around 2:10 p.m. near 325 East 106th St. An 80-year-old female victim was approached from behind while she was walking and was knocked to the group before have her purse taken.

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In the second incident, which took place at 1 p.m. Thursday near 309 East 108th St., a 72-year-old woman was also knocked to the ground before the suspect snatched her purse.

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Both victims suffered minor injuries in the robberies.

The suspect is described as black male, between 20 and 25 years old and about 5-foot-9. Police have also released a video of the suspect in hopes that someone will recognize him.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.